Social Studies 6

Course Outline

The organizing concept for Social Studies 6 is “World Cultures.” Students will develop both an understanding of the diversity, and a discernment for the common characteristics among cultures throughout the world. Through a study of physical environments, traditions and rituals, governments, economies, literature and fine arts, religion, and sports and recreation, students will develop an understanding of the role that culture plays in everyone’s lives by examining both their own culture(s) and other cultures from around the world. It is especially important that an examination of the distinctive and common features among cultures further develop students’ recognition of the importance of cross-cultural understanding. Relatedly, at the end of the course, students will consider the influence of the numerous peoples and cultures who have contributed to the development of Canada.


  • Learners will investigate the role of culture in communities, inclusive of Acadians, African Nova Scotians, Gaels, Mi’kmaq, and additional groups.
  • Learners will analyse the impact of cross-cultural understanding, inclusive of Acadians, African Nova Scotians, Gaels, Mi’kmaq, and additional cultures.
  • Learners will compare sustainability practices between Canada and a selected country.
  • Learners will analyse how traditions and beliefs relate to culture in a region.
  • Learners will investigate selected examples of child rights issues around the world inclusive of Aboriginal human rights issues in Canada.
  • Learners will implement age appropriate actions that demonstrate responsibility as global citizens.

Updated January 10, 2024